Just popping in from the morning sickness haze of the last few weeks to let you know that I am finally upright and breathing! Sure beats the alternative hey ;)
I've spent the last few nights watching a wonderful series called Tales from the Green Valley. A totally amazing show of how life was in the 1620's. You know what, it was a real eye opener for me in that I realised that my 'dream' of a totally self sufficient life is just that; a dream. While I can make my own bread and cheese, grow lots of fruit and vegetables, I just don't have the land to grow grains on the scale needed to support my family.
I also realised that I have spent the last few weeks debilitated by morning sickness (lost six kg's) and in a SS peasant family that would be devastating; there are jobs which need to be done and there is no let up because the survival of the family depended on those jobs being done.
This morning I was all inspired to bake. Using some of my master dough (artisan bread in five minutes) I made a batch of bagels. This is really the first time in weeks I have had the energy to bake and it feels good to be getting back to normality.
My garden is sadly ignored but on the whole has survived weeks of neglect. Here are some pics of the areas I am not totally embarressed by
and here is a snap of a snap of my current project :) I am going to Homebirth at the end of Spring.
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